Open * files at the same time

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Open * files at the same time

Post by VaMPiRiC_CRoW » 2004 Jan 04, 16:44

Hi,

How can I open * files at the same time?

ex:
I use the PSPad to view text, php, html... files and I want to select the files, like I do on Windows Explorer, and open all on PSPad at the same time. With xplorer2 I can't do that :(

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Post by JRz » 2004 Jan 04, 21:38

What are you using when you do this in Windows Explorer? A context menu item ??

I think using drag & drop this could be done. Drag the selected files on your shortcut icon to PSPad on the desktop if you have one. Otherwise, open an empty PSPad and d&d the files on this instance of PSPad.

There are probably other ways to do it too...
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Post by VaMPiRiC_CRoW » 2004 Jan 04, 23:07

Hi JRz,
JRz wrote:What are you using when you do this in Windows Explorer? A context menu item ??

I think using drag & drop this could be done. Drag the selected files on your shortcut icon to PSPad on the desktop if you have one. Otherwise, open an empty PSPad and d&d the files on this instance of PSPad.

There are probably other ways to do it too...
When I using the Windows Explorer, I just select the files and press Enter, then all the files opens in the PSPad.
If I do that on xplorer2, the PSPad only open the first file that I select. :(

This is a problem with xplorer2 because with EditPlus is the same...
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Post by nikos » 2004 Jan 05, 10:22

to open many files, just right-click and select "open"

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Post by VaMPiRiC_CRoW » 2004 Jan 05, 10:32

Hi nikos,
nikos wrote:to open many files, just right-click and select "open"
But doesn't exist a way to open like in Windows Explorer?
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Post by nikos » 2004 Jan 05, 14:57

no
opening many files with <Enter> can lead you in trouble (when you press it accidentally), that's why you'll have to go the extra length

drag-dropping as JRz suggested is another easy way

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Post by VaMPiRiC_CRoW » 2004 Jan 05, 18:59

Ok, thanks :wink:
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Post by kev » 2004 Jan 06, 23:23

hmmm this is unfortuntate for me at least since i use x2 to browse my music collection... :( it would be nice to be able to select multiple tracks at once to add them to playlists...
is there a keyboard-only alternative to the right-click-open? or could there be exceptions to this, for .mp3s for example?

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Post by JRz » 2004 Jan 07, 07:29

There is a way to use the keyboard... but I don't know if you'll like it :)

1. Select the files you want to open (or add to playlist in your case)
2. Hit the menu key on your keyboard (usually on the right side between the Alt and Ctrl keys; the one with the little menu on it)
3. select the desired action from the context menu and hit enter.

As I said, I don't know if this is what you would like :roll:
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Post by kev » 2004 Jan 07, 09:22

cheers m8! yer that works nicely :D

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